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BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 20 2017

Globe and Mail Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action for ‘targeting white people’ in Facebook post Masuma Khan, a vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union, is facing disciplinary action over a Facebook post about Canada 150 celebrations. National Observer Top scientist teases ‘solution’ to climate funding crisis A “solution” is in the works to save a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 19 2017

London Free Press Billionaire Prem Watsa named Huron University College’s first chancellor The Western University affiliate college has appointed Canadian business leader Prem Watsa to the new position, the first in the 154-year history of the school. Globe and Mail Indigenous board member accuses Dalhousie University of ‘entrenched’ racism A student representative on Dalhousie’s oversight […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 18 2017

Globe and Mail What I wish I knew before I started university Students and new graduates from across Canada share their views. Ottawa Citizen Groundbreaking research shows Ottawa firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin With provincial funding, Ottawa Fire Capt. David Matschk contacted the University of Ottawa to see if someone there could do such […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 17 2017

CBC Police dole out hundreds of tickets during Queen’s homecoming weekend Homecoming at Queen’s University was marked by a heavier police presence this weekend in Kingston, resulting in double the number of tickets and charges. CBC SFU pledges to move forward on reconciliation recommendations Simon Fraser University will spend $9 million over the next four […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 16 2017

CBC UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism after data alleged to be manipulated One of the co-authors claims figures were deliberately altered before publication — an issue he says he realized after allegations of data manipulation surfaced online. CBC Record number of students flock to Quebec’s smallest English-language university An increasing number […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 13 2017

Globe and Mail Universities introducing term limits for Canada Research Chairs to meet diversity targets Many universities are introducing term limits to get new academics into the jobs as the prestigious program struggles to meet diversity targets. Global News University of Alberta receives $24M grant for research equipment The federal government is investing nearly $24 […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 12 2017

Global News University of Guelph-Humber launches Learning Lab to include technology in studies This semester, the University of Guelph-Humber is offering a unique opportunity for students to learn differently in the Early Childhood Studies program. CBC No Manitoba projects on federal shortlist for $950M ‘supercluster’ funding Manitoba won’t get a piece of nearly $1 billion […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 11 2017

CTV Montreal university teaching students about consent with mandatory program The workshop, developed by staff at Concordia University’s Sexual Assault Centre, aims to teach students about consent and proper communication. CBC ‘More work needs to be done’ on campus sexual assault policies, nationwide student group says Our Turn has created a report card grading more […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 10 2017

Edmonton Journal MacEwan University’s first Indigenous female president Deborah Saucier ready for real change Dr. Saucier plans on sitting down with every unit and every department over the next six months to better understand the education ecosystem. Ottawa Citizen Carleton’s Sprott School of Business to get new $48-million home Construction is expected to begin in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 06 2017

CBC ‘Absolutely urgent’ to tackle student mental health, university co-ordinator says A study of 16 universities in region is expected to point way to Atlantic-tailored services. Global News Video: Calgary post-secondary institutions honour Orange Shirt Day It was one of the calls to action following the Truth and Reconciliation hearings across the country: to bring […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 05 2017

CBC U of Regina showcases ‘unprecedented’ investigation into Saskatchewan oil industry Three universities and a New York Times journalist partnered with journalism students to bring research, storytelling and a documentary to light. Toronto Star Opinion: Confronting racism on campus is not political correctness run amok Critique of the comment Massey College senior fellow Michael Marrus […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 04 2017

CBC Audio: Addressing mental health needs of first-year students early Walter Mittelstaedt, director of Campus Wellness at the University of Waterloo, talks about significant stress first-year students can face and how they’re trying to help them. Peterborough Examiner $1.4M anonymous donation to Trent University School of the Environment It’s the largest donation ever to a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 03 2017

Globe and Mail ‘Reconciliation must succeed,’ Julie Payette says as new Governor-General Reconciliation is one of the top priorities for the 53-year-old former astronaut as she begins her tenure as the 29th Governor-General of Canada. Globe and Mail Editorial: Massey professor showed terrible judgment, but the response was worse A senior fellow at a University […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 02 2017

CBC Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser answers your questions Quirks & Quarks asked their audience if they had questions for Dr. Nemer about how she’d advise the Prime Minister. Here are some of her answers. CBC Mental health housecalls new student strategy at University of Guelph It’s a follow-up to a program the university ran […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 29 2017

Ottawa Citizen Chief science adviser vows to make her advice to government public Mona Nemer says she’ll make her advice to the government public, as long as this doesn’t violate national security. Globe and Mail Massey College under pressure to cut ties with professor after comment denounced as racist Dr. Marrus asked a black Junior […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 28 2017

National Post Trudeau names Mona Nemer as chief scientist with aim of unmuzzling federal researchers Nemer will head up a $2-million budget and one of her mandates is to keep government science accessible and public. Globe and Mail Climbing number of foreign students puts B.C. university’s cap system to the test Schools must juggle that […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 27 2017

Science Canada names new chief science adviser Mona Nemer, a cardiology researcher at the University of Ottawa, has been named Canada’s new chief science adviser by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. CTV Meet Canada’s 1st female Indigenous surgeon Dr. Nadine Caron says she knows, first-hand, that there’s a lot of work to be done to encourage […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 26 2017

Global News Cannabis on campus: how B.C. universities plan to deal with the coming legalization of pot Universities and colleges in B.C. will need to re-evaluate their smoking policies in preparation for the proposed legalization of marijuana set for July 1, 2018. Global News Queen’s University launches research collaboration with Ethiopian university The $24-million project […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 25 2017

CBC Climate change scientists fight for funding to save High Arctic lab Without funding, the atmospheric research station at Eureka, Nunavut, is set to be mothballed in the spring. Toronto Star Life-saving rescue station for migrants among ideas showcased at Toronto conference The 6 Degrees Citizenship Space conference gathered great minds from around the world […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 22 2017

Science Canada’s neutron scientists lament closure of world’s oldest nuclear reactor The world’s oldest operating nuclear reactor is in the twilight of its life, but the scientists who rely on it for their research are not going gentle into that good night. Burnaby Now Should SFU ditch the ‘Clan’ nickname? An SFU professor’s petition reignites […]